Power-tool Joinery: Router-made Mortises & Tenons - Popular Woodworking Magazine

Power-tool Joinery: Router-made Mortises & Tenons

 In October 2004, Popular Woodworking Magazine Article Index

There are many ways to make this joint, but none is better than with the router.
By Bill Hylton
Pages: 34-36

From the October 2004 issue #143
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The traditional way to make a mortise is to chop it out with a chisel and mallet; the matching tenon is cut with a backsaw. Fitting is done with a shoulder plane. Every joint has to be marked out. The work is slow and time-consuming, but quiet. Doing it well demands skill.

However, the router can do both jobs. It can do them faster, and it can do them better.

From the October 2004 issue #143
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